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Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards for 2011

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 1, 2010

Frequent hazardous procedures providers should anticipate in 2011 are alarm overloads, cross contamination, data loss, and others, ECRI Institute has announced.

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How to Increase Receivables While Preserving Patient Relationships

By: David Morrisey, for HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

Securing patient-pay receivables is getting more difficult by the day, and with bad debt, now around 7%-10% expected to mushroom, successful collection has never been more important to a hospital's bottom line. Here are some expert pointers.

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How Physicians Can Reduce Patient Wait Times

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, December 1, 2010

Wait times for an appointment with a physician or specialist are hitting record numbers as newly insured patients seek care. Strategies physician practices are implementing to take on the influx include group treatment options and team approaches to medicine.

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Hospitalist Outsourcing Becoming Common

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2010

Hospitalist companies are gaining credibility as an efficient and sophisticated way to address the challenge of direct hospital or health system management of groups of hospitalists.

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Physician Develops Bacteria-busting Wi-Fi Device

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, November 15, 2010

A familiar idiom says that "necessity is the mother of invention." In hospitals, the necessity to stop and eradicate infections has birthed some inventions of its own, as some physicians have received patents for their products and devices that benefit from their up-close perspectives on bacteria-busting and patient safety.

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Webcast: Tactics to Measure Financial ROI for Marketing Efforts

By: November 30, 2010

Proving marketing ROI is both critical to do, yet often hard to do. In this economic and competitive environment, the stakes are high—you need to show the efficacy of your marketing dollars through a commitment to measuring your efforts beyond brand awareness. Join HealthLeaders Media on December 13 for this 90-minute Webcast and Q&A to get specific how-to's on demonstrable marketing efficacy with case studies from Chester County Hospital and Fairview Health Services. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9248&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Tactics to Measure Financial ROI for Marketing Efforts

By: November 30, 2010

Proving marketing ROI is both critical to do, yet often hard to do. In this economic and competitive environment, the stakes are high—you need to show the efficacy of your marketing dollars through a commitment to measuring your efforts beyond brand awareness. Join HealthLeaders Media on December 13 for this 90-minute Webcast and Q&A to get specific how-to's on demonstrable marketing efficacy with case studies from Chester County Hospital and Fairview Health Services. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9248&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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New Nurses Find Jobs Scarce in Poor Economy

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, November 30, 2010

For years, healthcare touted nursing as a recession-proof job. Across the country, hospitals are cutting back on hiring, nurses are adding more shifts or delaying retiring, and the nursing vacancies that once gave HR recruiters grey hairs are a thing of the past (at least for now).

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Meaningful Use Spurs Leaders to Take Action

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, November 30, 2010

While some healthcare leaders are pinning their hopes for their organizations' long-term well-being on repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, others are setting aside uncertainty and making strides toward becoming meaningful users of electronic health systems.

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